Viewmont High School

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Viewmont High School
Vikingv.jpg
Address
120 West 1000 North
Bountiful, Utah 84010
Coordinates 40°54′N 111°53′W / 40.900°N 111.883°W / 40.900; -111.883Coordinates: 40°54′N 111°53′W / 40.900°N 111.883°W / 40.900; -111.883
Information
Type Public
Motto A Tradition of Excellence
School district Davis School District
Principal Jason Smith (As of 2016)
Grades 10-12
Color(s) Cardinal and gold
Mascot Viking
Website

Viewmont High School is a public high school located in Bountiful, Utah. The school is a member of the Davis School District. The principal, as of 2016, is Jason Smith.

In 2011, VHS was identified by Newsweek magazine and the Washington Post as being in the top 5% of all public high schools in the United States.[citation needed] Viewmont students average 23.44 on the ACT.[citation needed] In addition, Viewmont graduates 97% of its seniors, with over 40% earning college credit through Advanced Placement and Concurrent Enrollment classes.[citation needed] In 2010-11, the top 20% of graduates generated approximately $4 million in scholarship offers.[citation needed] Viewmont also offers a full range of artistic, athletic, and career and technical programs.

School information[edit]

Sports[edit]

Viewmont High School offers many sports, such as football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, volleyball, cross country, track and field, golf, tennis, swimming and American football. Viewmont has won the state title in wrestling in seven out of the last ten years.

The Viewmont men's tennis team has won three state titles in recent years. One key to Viewmont High School's athletic success is their recognition of the vital role that each team member plays.

Viewmont is a 5A school, along with nearby schools such as Davis, Northridge, and Lone Peak High Schools. [1]

Clubs[edit]

Viewmont has a wide variety of clubs, including:

  • Art
  • Anime
  • Berserkers
  • Best Buddies
  • Book Club
  • Chess
  • Chill
  • Chi & Ashman
  • Color Guard
  • Debate
  • DECA
  • Drama
  • FBLA
  • FCCLA
  • Hockey
  • HOSA
  • Improv
  • Interact
  • International
  • Investment
  • Junior Committee
  • Junior State of America
  • Lacrosse
  • Latin
  • National Honors Society
  • Newspaper
  • Operation Smile
  • Ping Pong
  • Pit Crew
  • Psychology
  • PTSA
  • SkillsUSA
  • Sophomore Committee
  • Stage Guild
  • Swing
  • The View (Impact Team)
  • TSA
  • Writers Ink

Bookstore[edit]

The Viewmont Bookstore is a student run store open every day at lunch. They sell a variety of food items, such as Frazil frozen drinks, Tacotime Burritos, Chick-fil-A, Little Caesars Pizza, and Joy Luck. They also sell a variety of Viewmont apparel.

Danegeld[edit]

The Danegeld, the Viewmont school newspaper, is written and published by students several times a year.[2] The newspaper has been in print since 1964, and in 1968 its name was changed from The Big V to the Danegeld. The Danegeld staff has also created an online blog that allows students to openly discuss articles.[3]

Vikings Give[edit]

For years, Viewmont held a fundraiser to support students in Salt Lake City who attend Guadalupe Elementary School. The monetary amount differed from year to year, but consistently reached upwards of $25,000 in its final years 4–5 years.[citation needed] The money was used to buy Christmas presents that the children would otherwise not receive. Other local charities were also given part of the students' fundraising efforts. Students who wished to attend the trip to Guadalupe must participate in fundraising activities and help shop for the children's wish lists. In 2016, the Guadalupe was replaced with a new program called Viking Gives.

VHS Marching Band[edit]

The VHS Marching Band competes in local marching band competitions in the 2A class. They also march in a number of local parades. They took third in 2A in 2015 at the state championship in Red Rocks, St. George. In several other competitions that year, they placed third.

Pathways, advisory and SRC[edit]

For the 2007-2008 school year, each student at Viewmont was placed into one of five pathways: Arts, Business, Humanities, Science, or Technology. The pathways "allow students to develop their interests and specialize as much as they would like".[4] Students go to an advisory class twice a month based on their grade and pathway. SRC (Study Hall-Remediation-Collaboration) is a mandatory study hall for students that failed one or more classes the previous term. SRC is also mandatory for all sophomores during the first term of each school year, or for any age student who desires to receive help in any particular subject. It is held during the first part of lunch every school day except Fridays. In addition, Viewmont has "Link Crew", a new sophomore transition program, which matches incoming students with a group of upperclassmen to help connect and educate and facilitate inclusion for all new students.

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